Kwila Flooring and Decking

Kwila is the most well-known hardwood decking timber in New Zealand. It is a pale brown to dark reddish-brown coloured hardwood that comes in a good length spread and is known for its stability. One downside is the tannin content in the timber will leech when exposed to weather, a process called bleeding. This tannin bleeding will stain, so care should be taken with tiles, concrete and other porous surfaces. All Kwila sourced by ITI Timspec is 100% FSC certified.

Botanical Name: Intsia spp

Other Names: Merbau (Malaysia), Vesi (Fiji)

Origin: Southwest Asia

FSC Certifications Available on request

Seasoning: The timber dries slowly and if subjected to rapid drying conditions, there is a definite tendency for end splitting and surface checking to occur. It has a low shrinkage factor.

Uses: Very good heavy construction timber. Ideally suited for decking and outdoor furniture. It is also used in internal joinery and flooring, striking tool handles and carving.

  • Category
    Flooring, Timber Decking
  • Range
    Flooring, decking, landscaping uses
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Timspec was established in 1990 as a wholesaler of specialty timber and was wholly New Zealand owned. In March 2019 Timspec was acquired by ITI Australia and became ITI Timspec LTD.  

Today we import, export, and wholesale a huge range of timber to builders, joiners, home owners, floor layers, landscape builders and furniture manufacturers. We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible and strive to source the most sustainable timber options available. Timber stocked includes species from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand's exotic as well as indigenous species. 

The ITI Timspec team are extremely knowledgeable about the various types of timber, treatments and uses available and are happy to help you in choosing the right product for your project.